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iatrogenic

adjective iat·ro·gen·ic \(ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈje-nik\

Definition of IATROGENIC

:  induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures <an iatrogenic rash>
iat·ro·gen·e·sis \-trō-ˈje-nə-səs\ noun
iat·ro·gen·i·cal·ly \-trə-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of IATROGENIC

Greek iatros physician + English -genic
First Known Use: 1924

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

iatrogenic

adjective iat·ro·gen·ic \(ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈjen-ik also (ˌ)ē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IATROGENIC

:  induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures <an iatrogenic rash>
iat·ro·gen·i·cal·ly \-ˈjen-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
iat·ro·ge·nic·i·ty \-jə-ˈnis-ət-ē\ noun, plural iat·ro·ge·nic·i·ties

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